Mexican restaurant 777 is proud to announce that the world famous Mariachi band “Mexico Vive”, will be playing live in the restaurant on Wednesday the 1st of August from 8.30pm. Mariachi is the best known form of traditional music from Mexico, so “Mexico Vive” is the perfect match for 777, Dublin’s authentic Mexican restaurant, which opened its doors last February. Admission is free on the night and will feature the usual delicious menu, featuring some of Mexico’s finest culinary delights.
The menu includes a wide range of traditional Mexican food including taquitos (a trio of tacos served on 4” soft corn tortillas), botanas (crisp tortillas) and classic tuna ceviche. The restaurants wood burning grill produces dishes such as the Pescado Entero, an authentic whole grilled fish served with anhiote, tortiallas and pickled Veracruz. For meat lovers, the braised beef short rib with smoke bacon, sweet camote and mole is a must. Sides available include Mexican style street corn, guesso pasilla, sautéed spinach and sweet yam.
For further information log onto 777.ie, find 777 on Facebook or follow them on Twitter.
A new wine bar opened on Pembroke St in Cork recently called Arthur Maynes. Based in an old chemist, the owners have really kept the essence of the pharmacy in the bar by using some of the old products as decoration with vintage bottles, the old till and classic make-up brands dotted around the venue. The ladies toilet is a haven for many of the vintage items with a display cabinet full of cutex nail polish, white musk perfume, Yardley body powder and Pretty Polly tights in 1960’s packaging – it really brought back memories of being about six or seven and raiding mum’s beauty drawer when she was out, ruining her favourite lipstick, dropping full bottles of nail polish on the floor and spraying her expensive perfume all over the house! The wine bar offers a delicious range of charcuterie, cheese, pates, dips and breads, along with a great selection of wines. As you walk into the wine bar on the right hand side, there is a machine that allows you to pick a taster of wine before you decide which one you want to go for. It was packed at 7pm on Saturday evening, so if you are heading to Cork and fancy a visit, make sure you get their early to grab a seat.
Last Saturday night, we readied our sea-legs and boarded the MV Cill Airne which is moored on the River Liffey in the heart of the Dublin Docklands. Unsure of what to expect initially, we soon discovered that dining in the Quay 16 Restaurant is an experience not to missed. Newly renovated, the restaurant itself is about as authentic as you can get with large wooden beams and long galley tables.
While the food is a great surprise, the surroundings actual make it an evening to remember. We started off with a delicious starter of hearty homemade soup followed by a robust main of 8oz Fillet Steak with a blue cheese and mushroom glaze. Despite filling our boots, we managed to make room for dessert – not one of us could resist sampling the Milk chocolate malt and crunchie mousse with homemade cookies.
The MV Cill Airne definitely deserves the Elevate seal of approval – good food and an unusual venue. Maybe try and choose a sunny day to make the most of it, then just climb aboard and find your sea legs!